April 2020 • Issue 30 • California Association for Bilingual Education

Dear Readers: Answer our question about César Chavez and COVID-19 later in this newsletter and we'll share your response in the May issue of CABE Corner!
CABE's Response to Coronavirus/COVID-19...
We hope that you and your family are healthy and thriving as much as possible during this very unique and troubling time in our nation's history. We are truly inspired by the passion, determination and perseverance on the part of parents and educators that we have witnessed via your communications with us, in the media, and on social media.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and, as always, you have our support and admiration for everything you do to ensure educational equity, multiculturalism and multilingualism for English Learners and Dual Language students.

Please read our response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19:
CABE reaches out to support online teaching and learning via our new FaceBook group: Bilingual Resources for Educators and Families...
Do you have a paid registration for CABE 2020?...
If you've already registered and paid for CABE 2020, you recently received an email about the suspension of CABE 2020 due to COVID-19, which outlined your options to either roll over your registration or request a refund.
In support of CABE, we respectfully encourage you to do everything you can to consider ROLLING OVER your CABE 2020 registration to CABE 2021, which will take place in Long Beach on March 24-27, 2021.
By rolling over your registration, you will already be registered and pre-paid for next year's conference using this year's funds and you will ensure your participation in the premier conference in the nation serving educators and parents of English Learner and Dual Language students. Additionally, all pre-paid registrants are granted exclusive access to the new CABE 2020 Virtual Community (see below).

Questions about your CABE 2020 registration?

Note: If you were registered by your school, district, or organization, please check with them regarding their decision about your CABE 2020 registration. Be sure to let them know if you'd like them to roll over your registration.
To access the CABE 2020 Virtual Community , go to: https://cabe2020.gocabe.org. Then enter the username and password that you received by email on April 6 th as a pre-registered CABE 2020 participant.

This new community includes versions of valuable content that would have been featured at CABE 2020 in San Francisco or made available in the CABE 2020 Program , such as...

  • Live Webinars from Key Speakers.
  • Videos by Featured Speakers
  • Quick links to Sponsor and Exhibitor websites and resources
  • Quick links to Keynote and Featured Speaker websites and resources
  • Quick link to the 2020 Multilingual Educator magazine
  • Greetings from CABE Board, Staff, CABE 2020 Honored Chairs, Co-Chairs, and Planning Committee
  • Highlights featuring CABE Board Awards, Student Essay Winners, CABE Parent, Para-Educator, Teacher and Administrator of the Year Awards, CABE Seal of Excellence Schools, CABE Teacherships, and In Memoriam recognitions honoring members of the CABE Community
Will you support CABE by rolling over your registration today?
Let's do this! — ¡Adelante!
How are California's state agencies responding to the pandemic?...
The latest you need know about...

The State's Response to Coronavirus/COVID-19 and
the Impact on the State Budget

We thank CABE's Legislative Lobbyist,
Martha Zaragoza-Díaz,
for gathering and compiling this critical information from state agencies.

Click the image below to read Martha's report...
The 2020 Multilingual Educator magazine is now online...
Our deepest appreciation and thanks go to the contributing authors, sponsors, advertisers, editorial team, staff, and our graphic artist,
Toni Saucedo—who collectively put in much effort and many hours to make the
2020 Multilingual Educator
a beautiful, informative and inspiring issue.

We hope you enjoy reading it!
The 2021 Multilingual Educator: First Call for Submissions...
Update on CABE events suspended due to COVID-19...
As you've learned by now,
CABE 2020, our 45 th Annual Conference,
has been suspended due to COVID-19.

 These three Spring and Summer
CABE events have also been suspended...

During the coronavirus crisis, we encourage you to check www.gocabe.org frequently to stay current on the status of CABE events, the latest education news and updates, and new resources for teachers & parents.
Community Engagement Initiative
 Request for Applications Deadline extended to May 6, 2020...
Community Engagement Initiative (CEI)
Request for Applications Deadline is Extended to May 6, 2020

As districts have spent much of the past week, focused on the safety and security of the students and families in their communities, we understand that the shift in focus might prohibit many potential districts from submitting a Letter of Interest at this time.

The submission deadline for the CEI:PLLN Cohort II has been extended to May 6, 2020. Please click below for information about the RFA letter with the updated timeline.
Please watch our CEI Request for Applications Video below...
For more information, contact:

Steven Mitchell
CCEE Senior Manager, Community Engagement

Toni Hernandez
CABE Coach & Mentor, Project2Inspire
Email:   toni@gocabe.org
Other items of interest to the CABE community...
March 17, 2020 article in EdWeek

Crisis del Corona Virus: Recursos para familias , Alas Y Voz, Californians Together

Contact the editor, laurie@gocabe.org , to request that your info be included on this list.
Feeding the heart, mind, and soul...
We hope that on March 31st, César Chávez Day, you took a moment to remember and honor this visionary labor movement leader and civil rights activist.

During the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to reflect on how the following quotes by César Chávez might apply to these difficult times and how they might offer inspiration to you and your students, families, and colleagues...

To make a great dream come true, the first requirement is a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence.

History will judge societies and governments—and their institutions—not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.

In giving of yourself, you will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love.

You are never strong enough that you don't need help.

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.

From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.

...there has to be someone who is willing to do it, who is willing to take whatever risks are required. I don't think it can be done with money alone. The person has to be dedicated to the task. There has to be some other motivation.

—Cesar E. Chavez
If César Chávez were still alive today, what messages do you think
he might have for us about the COVID-19 crisis?

Submit your responses here and we'll share them in the May issue.
Image downloaded from DLPNG.com
Comic Corner...
Because "you may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it." —Allen Klein
According to Allen Klein , author and pioneer of gelotology and therapeutic humor, "Humor can be one our best survival tools." Klein also asserts, "Laughing is good for your respiratory system." Talk about relevance to current events!

In order to 1) remind ourselves of the importance of humor in difficult times and 2) illustrate how appreciation for the complexity of teaching seems to be exponentially growing due to widespread homeschooling, we offer the following super-sized dose of humor from the internet.
 (Note: Some tweets have been slightly edited for clarity and "wholesomeness." lol )

Here's to laughter and your health!

Regarding pay raises for teachers...

One hour into homeschooling and all I can say is teachers are heroes and patriots and they deserve huge raises. @erin–pelton

Day 1 of homeschooling: when this is all over, let's double teacher pay, ok? @Caitlin_Rogger

Hopeful this nationwide homeschooling will teach us all a lesson. Our teachers deserve a raise. A big one. @jennye

I am 30 minutes into homeschooling my 6-year old. I suggest that all school teachers be paid £1 million from now on. @rogermcginty

Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week. @shondarhimes
Regarding parents and homeschooling...
My wife and I started the day excited to homeschool our 6- and 8-year old. "We'll teach them so much and do cool projects." Halfway through day one and we've realized that we're under-qualified and the best course of action is to let them watch #Netflix. @TrotterTheGreek

No one is full of more false hope than a parent making a colorful daily schedule for their kids during the COVID-19 quarantine. @simoncholland

[homeschooling, day 1]
Me: I know this is hard.
12-year old:
Me: I know it's frustrating.
12-year old:
Me: But we'll get through it.
12-year old:
Me: Now explain this math to me just once more. I'm very close to understanding it. @UnFitz

If you had asked me what the hardest part of battling a global pandemic would be, I would never have guessed, "teaching elementary school math." @simoncholland

Our homeschooling curriculum includes: Honors Laundry and AP Vaccumming.
Reply to self: I won't even charge to take the AP exam. Reply to self: Typos happen when you don't have qualified teachers in place. @TheNextMartha

Day 1: Wondering how I can get this kid transferred out of my class. [source unknown]
8-year old is covered in paint. 17-year old is not speaking to me because pandemic is ruining her social life and it is obviously my fault. @BiddingsCara

Home school has ended and chaos has erupted. "Sounds like a great time for a conference call," said no one ever. @KatherineDoble

Child: The news said it's more sanitary to sneeze into an elbow.

If you see me talking to myself this week, mind your [own] business. I'm having a parent-teacher conference. [source unknown]

Feeling guilty about your kids watching too much TV? Just mute it and put the captions on. Boom! Now they're reading. [source unknown]

One last thought before you go...
Contact CABE Corner Editor, Laurie Nesrala-Miles: laurie@gocabe.org